Two programs to be held at Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London will help homeowners and gardenersprepare for the upcoming growing season.
For those who love their lawns but hate all the chemicals that go on it, a program on creating healthy, sustainable and organic lawns will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17.
Todd Rockweit of Backyard Organics will talk about alternatives to chemical fertilizers. He will use slides and hand-outs to help explain the differences between chemical and organic lawn care and then discuss organic lawn care products focusing on compost teas and the process and equipment needed. The cost is $6 per person or $4 for students, seniors and Friends of Mosquito Hill members. Registration is required by Wednesday, March 14.
The ins and outs of composting basics will be discussed during a program from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24. Compost saves money, benefits the soil, reuses resources, provides a rich fertilizer for lawns and gardens.
In this workshop with naturalist Mary Swifka, the basics of composting and decomposition and how easy it is to compost will be discussed. Participants will also be able to view the center’s compost learning station. Handouts will be available. The cost is $6 per person or $4 for students, seniors and Friends of Mosquito Hill members. Registration is required by Tuesday, March 20.
Call 920-779-6433 to register for these programs.